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ECSS extends kindergarten registration period
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The Effingham County school system has begun registering and testing kindergarten students for the 2009-10 school year by appointment only at the Board of Education Central Registration Center.  

Parents who are enrolling their child in the system for the first time must call 754-2530 before April 15 to schedule an appointment for testing and registration.  (Pre-k students who are already enrolled with the school system will be tested and registered at their school.  These parents do not need to make an appointment.  However, students attending Head Start who will be eligible to start kindergarten next fall must register at the Central Registration Center.

Registration and testing will take place at the Board of Education’s Central Registration Center located at 306 N. Ash St., Springfield, across the street from the BOE’s central offices.  Parents do not need to contact the school that their child will attend prior to making an appointment.  

A child must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, to begin kindergarten for the school year 2009-2010.  A 15-20 minute test will be administered to assess each prospective kindergarten student’s readiness skills; therefore, the child must accompany the parent to the appointment.

Required registration forms are available online at  Click on the school enrollment tab and then the link to the Central Registration Center.  It is recommended that parents have the required forms completed when they arrive for their child’s appointment.  

Parents should bring the following items to the appointment:
Birth certificate (not the “record of live birth”)
Immunization record - including the hepatitis B vaccination
Certificate of eye, ear and dental screening
Proof of residency - i.e., a utility receipt containing the parent’s name and street or road address.  Post Office box numbers are not accepted as proof of residence.
Social Security card